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Election date clashes with Jewish holy day

Despite lobbying, no change planned for time of federal vote

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES</p><p>Laurel Malkin, president of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, and Rabbi Matthew Leibl have both spoken out about the date of the federal election, saying it could cause a conflict with those observing a Jewish holiday.</p>

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES

Laurel Malkin, president of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, and Rabbi Matthew Leibl have both spoken out about the date of the federal election, saying it could cause a conflict with those observing a Jewish holiday.

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Updated on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 3:31 PM CDT: An article in Monday's Free Press suggested that Elections Canada plays a role in setting or changing the date of the federal election. In fact, the Canada Elections Act states that a general election be held the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following election day for the previous general election. The article wrongly said that Elections Canada decided against changing the date of this year's vote so it doesn't conflict with a Jewish holy day. In fact, it was the chief electoral officer who decided not to recommend changing the date of this year's vote.

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